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Human Rights and Disabled Persons

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ISBN13: 9780792332985
ISBN: 0792332989
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £391.00

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The United Nations' Decade of Disabled Persons has served as a time for standard setting in the field of human rights and disability, and has created the need to evaluate the relevant human rights instruments for disabled persons. This volume responds to this need by offering a collection of essays on the subject of human rights and disability, and an extensive compilation of international and regional human rights instruments, guidelines and principles which are of special relevance to disabled people. It should serve organizations of disabled people as well as governments throughout the world as a resource and as an introduction to human rights and disability. This shortcoming may be one reason for the widely prevailing notion that disability is a welfare issue rather than a human rights issue.

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Essays:- Introduction; F. Newman. Disabled persons and human rights: the legal framework; T. Degener. The significance of equality and non-discrimination for the protection of the rights and dignity of disabled persons; A. Hendriks. Standard rules in the disability field - a new United Nations instrument; B. Lindqvist. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and disability: a conceptual framework; G. Quinn. Disability and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; P. Alston. A European right to employment for disabled people? L. Waddington. The right of disabled persons not to be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; M. Nowak, W. Suntinger. The right to health for people with disabilities; K. Tomasevski. The rights of disabled children - the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; T. Hammarberg. Instruments:- United Nations Human Rights Division. International Labour Organization. World Health Organization. UNESCO. European Region. American Region. African Region.